17-year-old arrested, charged in felony assault at Hillsboro High School

HILLSBORO, Wis. (WKBT) – A 17-year-old Hillsboro High School student was arrested and charged with felony assault Friday.

According to a release from Hillsboro Police Chief Patrick Clark, video showed the 17-year-old punched a 15-year-old student standing at a locker in the back of the head. The 17-year-old then grabbed and threw the 15-year-old down on the floor,  striking the victim’s head on the concrete. As a result, the 15-year-old student was taken to the hospital for a head injury.

The 17-year-old student faces felony assault charges. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond.

Students and family members of the Hillsboro community demonstrated Monday morning on Hillsboro Avenue and Mill Street. Through a statement, demonstrators argued that the Hillsboro school administration has “not been handling disturbances, bullying, and harassments to the full extent of their policies,” and that “many instances have happened throughout the year that have put student’s and staff’s safety at risk.”

News 8 reached out to Superintendent Curt Bisarek, who did not immediately respond for comment.

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